Responsible farm management addresses all aspects – economic, social and environmental – of social responsibility for Ontario pork producers. It requires complying with regulations, adhering to the industry’s voluntary standards, and continuously looking for improvements through the adoption of best management practices based on scientific principles.
The practice is adopted by more than 80% of producers
The practice is adopted by between 50% and 79% of producers
The practice is adopted by less than 50% of producers
The practice is to be tracked and reported on during the next reporting period
Dimension 1 | Farm Management
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Compliance with regulation
Number of pork producers having implemented an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program on their farm.
To effect positive change in this category, Ontario Pork is focusing on human resource training in partnership with the Ontario Pork Industry Council, including developing and distributing an HR manual.
Participation in the industry's voluntary standards and initiatives
Number of pork producers who joined the Canadian Quality Assurance/Animal Care Assessment (CQA/ACA) programs.
Maintaining this high standard is a notable achievement, but vigilance remains a priority.
Number of pork producers who have a valid and complete Environment Farm Plan.
Given the success in this category, Ontario Pork may consider establishing new KPIs related to EFPs in the future.
Number of pork producers who have a valid and complete Nutrition Management Plan or Strategy.
There is room to improve in this category, suggestion a need for continued emphasis on nutrient management.
Continuous improvement through sound farm management and strategic planning
Number of pork producers who have a documented strategic plan that sets short-, medium- and long-term objectives and identifies the future challenges for their farms.
The category remains unchanged and shows an ongoing resolve to establish sound farm management plans.